Skilled and Flexible Talent
Switzerland’s well-developed higher education institutions, working at the cutting edge of fundamental and applied research, provide both small companies and large multinationals alike with a highly qualified and skilled workforce.
Solid International Experience
Swiss employees are qualified, motivated, and multilingual. Swiss German is the most widely used language in the workplace, followed by standard German, French, English, and Italian. Swiss managers have above average international experience.
The excellent living and working conditions that Switzerland offers explains why talent from all over the world are drawn here. Finding qualified employees is easy also thank to the bilateral agreements with the EU covering the free movement of persons.
Switzerland is very competitive in terms of workforce productivity as a result of the high employment rate, longer working hours (40-44 hours per week), and less vacation (4-5 weeks per year) compared to neighboring countries.
The rate of employee absenteeism is very low, and labor strikes are extremely rare. In 2012, the Swiss voted against increasing statutory holiday entitlement from four to six weeks
Salaries in Switzerland reflect the high level of prosperity and output and make the country attractive to qualified workers. Due to the lower deductions (taxes, social insurance) compared to other countries, Switzerland also holds first place when it comes to net income.
The Swiss labor market is considered one of the world’s most liberal. Companies can employ and dismiss staff at short notice and with no difficulty.
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